A Small Autoclave for Every Occasion from Priorclave
There is probably no such thing as a typical modern laboratory; they all vary immensely depending on their function. This is one of the reasons why Priorclave has a developed a range of over 60 standard autoclaves, plus a purpose design and build service.
There is now a significant fraction of these labs that require low volume sterilisation of a mixture of difficult shaped items including tubing, narrow-bore glass and bagged mixed plastic waste. This is why Priorclave has introduced the MVA C40 Benchtop Vacuum Autoclave.
The intention with the MVA C40 is to provide an easily programmed autoclave with a small footprint, but with the effective sterilisation that is provided by a vacuum system. By removing the air from items to be sterilised, especially awkward items like tubes, a vacuum autoclave helps ensure that saturated steam comes into contact with all load surfaces and it is this contact that ensures that micro-organisms are destroyed.
The MVA C40 has multiple vacuum phases programmed with interspersed heating, which produces a highly effective method of circulating the steam and ensuring deep penetration.
The vacuum system can assist the cooling cycle with the right load types to reduce the ‘dead time’ that occurs while the autoclave is reaching a safe pressure and temperature. A vacuum drying option is also available that will achieve good levels of dryness with textiles, and other porous loads, for use in non-medical applications.
This compact benchtop autoclave has a surprisingly large 40 litre (350mm x 420mm) stainless steel chamber that utilises the single-action ‘Quickseal’ door, which allows for one-handed operation of the door mechanisms and thus easier loading and unloading.
Of course, in order to prevent accidental opening at load temperature above 80oC, and at pressures above 0.2 bar, the MVA C40 Benchtop Vacuum Autoclave carries safety attributes of thermal and pressure locks. With all these features, the MVA C40 really does look like the sort of autoclave that many modern laboratories have been waiting for.
Date added: 2014-08-08 17:09:39